Leukemia or bone cancer (very concerned)?
im 18, no family history of cancer, im pretty skinny but i bruise easily.. im worried, i never used to. now i find only getting bruises on my legs. they're usually dark and they hurt to touch but they fade. sometimes its on leg or the othe, ALTHOUGH i do walk into things a lot.
also my body is sore pretty often but i walk a lot of hills. i have no nose bleeds, but my mouth is sensitive and has always bled. inm really worried, my blood tests were clear before. please help!!!
my neck gland is also swollen but i was sick.
im mostly worried about the bruises and being on my legs and from dark brown, to dark red, to sometimes a light purple mixed with red. :(
also i have very bad anxietyyyy, and depression so i tend to worry a lot. but ive never had all this bruising before.
I know i had tests but it wasnt specifically for that.
- Dr.DhananjayaLv 66 years agoFavorite Answer
1. Simply frequent bruises can never be any cancer. Anxiety + Depression are both sides of same coin and they are an offshoot of wrong perceptions of real cancer.
2. Cancer Fear Psychosis*:
“An Empty Brain is Devil’s Workshop”. Most of boys & girls-adolescent age between 13-20 years, by virtue of fast hormonal changes, on the way to develop into full-fledged grown-ups, become victims of thinking paranoid/[mis]adventure & no work.
Every visitor, notwithstanding age, should come out of "Cancer-Fear-Psychosis" by studying and discussing with others. None gets cancer overnight. Malignancy develops over years. Details follow----
Carcinophobia/Lymphomaphobia: Fear of Cancer--Please, note that none gets cancer overnight. It takes years to develop any cancer/tumor. The main problem with the most of "You" youngsters is that you people are either dynamic or genius or intelligent or shrewd and sharp intellectuals. The TV channels & Internet are instrumental to ‘YOU’ that it is a “fashion” to start worrying about ‘CANCER’ for each & every symptom. It is very bad & agonizing trend which is totally wrong.
You people start worrying with half or no knowledge. How ever, Yahoo Answers blog is an "oasis" in the desert of confusion and worry & the blog became a “safe sanctuary” for the poor, middle class & the gullible patients all over the globe. People with carcinophobia or cancerophobia live with an irrational dread of developing cancer. Every bodily discomfort becomes a sign for them that they have a malignant growth somewhere inside. A headache, for instance, is a sign for them that they have a brain tumor. A cyst/an enlarged lymph node, for instance, is a sign for them that they have lymphoma cancer. A cyst/an abscess/menses linked pustule on breast/armpit is taken as breast cancer. All PMS symptoms may mimick breast cancer. symptoms. Mouth/gingivitis is taken as oral cancer. An infected tonsil/symptoms of tonsillitis-----is taken as Tonsil cancer. Just, severe pain from & below the knee joint is taken as osteo-sarcoma. Early graying is taken as skin cancer/leukemia.
Just, wheezing, chest pain and shortness of breath is taken as lung cancer, etc. Any rash/mole on the body is taken as /melanoma/skin cancer. A boil/cyst/pustule/abscess in any part of the body is apprehended as cancer. Pain in testicle[s]/ovary[ies] is perceived as testicular/ovarian cancer. Chronic constipation, indigestion, acidity, bloating, etc., are taken as colon/stomach/intestinal/rectal cancer, sensitive teeth/infected gums--- is taken as oral cancer; so on...............Cognitive therapy can help someone with carcinophobia regain control of their life-WebMD.com.
Nothing to fear for any disease be it bacterial, viral, auto-immune disorder, allergy. Hyper-sensitivity, cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc., —an offshoot of bad diet[s] & or genetic disorder[s]. IBS, irregular menses, brain & spinal cord affected disorders and also many other most dreaded diseases.
Any cancer/dreaded disease is curable, if diagnosed early. Acupressure techniques ensure instant diagnosis of any cancer, subject to confirmation by US/MRI/CT/PET Scans and Biopsy after one year.
3. Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common Symptoms:
Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, FATIGUE-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].
4. Your frequent bruises can be attributed to uphill walking.
5. How ever, you may cross check with your other symptoms, if any,
with real symptoms of 'diabetes'.
6. List of the most common Diabetes* symptoms:.
Severe pain in Calf Muscles. Tensions ensuretoboost up blood sugar levels.
Have you been going to the bathroom to urinate more often recently? Do you notice that you spend most of the day going to the toilet? When there is too much glucose (sugar) in your blood you will urinate more often. If your insulin is ineffective, or not there at all, your kidneys cannot filter the glucose back into the blood. The kidneys will take water from your blood in order to dilute the glucose - which in turn fills up your bladder.
If you are urinating more than usual, you will need to replace that lost liquid. You will be drinking more than usual. Have you been drinking more than usual lately?
As the insulin in your blood is not working properly, or is not there at all, and your cells are not getting their energy, your body may react by trying to find more energy - food. You will become hungry.
This might be the result of the above symptom (intense hunger).
Unusual weight loss
This is more common among people with Diabetes Type 1. As your body is not making insulin it will seek out another energy source (the cells aren't getting glucose). Muscle tissue and fat will be broken down for energy. As Type 1 is of a more sudden onset and Type 2 is much more gradual, weight loss is more noticeable with Type 1.
If your insulin is not working properly, or is not there at all, glucose will not be entering your cells and providing them with energy. This will make you feel tired and listless.
Irritability can be due to your lack of energy.
This can be caused by tissue being pulled from your eye lenses. This affects your eyes' ability to focus. With proper treatment this can be treated. There are severe cases where blindness or prolonged vision problems can occur.
Cuts and bruises don't heal properly or quickly
Do you find cuts and bruises take a much longer time than usual to heal? When there is more sugar (glucose) in your body, its ability to heal can be undermined.
More skin and/or yeast infections
When there is more sugar in your body, its ability to recover from infections is affected. Women with diabetes find it especially difficult to recover from bladder and vaginal infections.
A feeling of itchiness on your skin is sometimes a symptom of diabetes.
Gums are red and/or swollen - Gums pull away from teeth
If your gums are tender, red and/or swollen this could be a sign of diabetes. Your teeth could become loose as the gums pull away from them.
Frequent gum disease/infection
As well as the previous gum symptoms, you may experience more frequent gum disease and/or gum infections.
Sexual dysfunction among men
If you are over 50 and experience frequent or constant sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction), it could be a symptom of diabetes.
Numbness or tingling, especially in your feet and hands
If there is too much sugar in your body your nerves could become damaged, as could the tiny blood vessels that feed those nerves. You may experience tingling and/or numbness in your hands and feet.
- MattLv 76 years ago
Sounds like a poor diet that may be leading to the bruising issue. Bone cancers don't cause bruising and leukemia is easy to detect with a blood test, so you don't have either of these issues.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Catch a few zzz’s. Lack of sleep makes the hormone ghrelin, an desire for foods booster. Tiredness will almost certainly mean you’ll skip your a . m . swim or evening jog and commence craving sugar, bad carbs in addition to caffeine. Commit to a regular snooze pattern and experience the transformation it will have on your ability to sleek.
- AbbyLv 46 years ago
I have bone cancer in my left femur. My symptoms were that my left leg was constantly throbbing, & had a huge limp. Bone cancer doesn't cause bruising. Get over yourself & go to the doctor. Its probably anxiety.Source(s): Cancer Patient, osteosarcoma
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- bamaaliceLv 76 years ago
The only way to find out if you have any problems. Strangers on the internet and websites can't diagnose you properly. Go see a doctor and them you won't need to be worried!
- Jackie MLv 76 years ago
Your blood tests were clear so nothing to worry about and just the type of person that bruises easiy for no reason so stop worrying
- TarkarriLv 76 years ago
Sounds more like a nutritional deficiency.
According to your questions you are skinny, depressed and self harning.
I would guess poor diet relates to all of those.